73:1 [A Psalme of Asaph.] Truely God is good to Israel, euen to such as are of a cleane heart. Margin Note
73:2 But as for mee, my feete were almost gone: my steps had well-nigh slipt.  
73:3 For I was enuious at the foolish, when I sawe the prosperity of the wicked.  
73:4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firme. Margin Note
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men: neither are they plagued like other men. Margin Note
73:6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chaine: violence couereth them as a garment.  
73:7 Their eies stand out with fatnes: they haue more then heart could wish. Margin Note
73:8 They are corrupt, and speake wickedly concerning oppression: they speake loftily.  
73:9 They set their mouth against the heauens; and their tongue walketh through the earth.  
73:10 Therefore his people returne hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.  
73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?  
73:12 Behold, these are the vngodly: who prosper in the world, they increase in riches.  
73:13 Uerily I haue cleansed my heart in vaine, and washed my hands in innocencie.  
73:14 For all the day long haue I bene plagued, and chastened euery morning. Margin Note
73:15 If I say, I will speake thus: behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.  
73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painfull for me, Margin Note
73:17 Untill I went into the Sanctuarie of God; then vnderstood I their end.  
73:18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them downe into destruction.  
73:19 How are they brought into desolation as in a moment? they are vtterly consumed with terrours.  
73:20 As a dreame when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest thou shalt despise their image.  
73:21 Thus my heart was greeued, and I was pricked in my reines.  
73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. Margin Note
73:23 Neuerthelesse I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.  
73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsell; and afterward receiue me to glory.  
73:25 Whom haue I in heauen but thee? and there is none vpon earth that I desire besides thee.  
73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for euer. Margin Note
73:27 For loe, they that are farre from thee, shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that goe a whoring from thee.  
73:28 But it is good for me, to drawe neere to God: I haue put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy workes.